Posts Tagged ‘Mayor’

I was honored to have been the invited invocational speaker as Rotary Club of Cleveland and Rotary International honored Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. 

On December 6, 1989 a lone gunman, Marc Lepine, walked into the school of engineering at the University of Montreal and murdered 14 students. Living in Montreal at the time, I recall many were quick to write-off the horrific incident as a “random act of violence.” But upon closer examination, it became clear to us that the shooting wasn’t random at all: all fourteen students killed were women. In fact, Lepine ordered the males out of classrooms so he could exclusively target females. “You’re all feminists!” he shouted, and then systematically shot 28 women, killing 14. (more…)